After many years of living a happy life with his wife and living out his passion of dancing and teaching, Morrie is given his "death sentence" when diagnosed. with ALS.
In the end, everything will be ok. People can learn from me.
I'm sorry, Morrie.. You have ALS, and not much time.
Roll back the tape...
After seeing his old professor on TV, now famous for his life philosophy, Mitch decides to do what he promised after graduating and visit. However, he still occupies himself with work, even on the ride there.
It's good I'm visiting my old favorite professor... maybe talking to him will help me fill this emptiness I feel even with all this money from spending all this time working.
Aging is not just decay, you know. It's growth (Albom 34).
What Mitch thought was a one time visit has turned into an every Tuesday meeting. Through these weeks, Mitch gets to self reflect on his own life.
I don"t want to say goodbye...
After twelve Tuesdays spent talking, Mitch knows in his heart Morrie will die soon but isn't ready to let go.
You are just like a son to me, Mitch.
This is goodbye... I love you...
Their last Tuesday together leaves Mitch wishing for more time, which also inspires him to get in touch with his brother who has cancer and does not seem to want to talk. Morrie dies a few days later peacefully.
I love you too, and I'll see you next Tuesday... right?
Morrie helped me learn and discover so much, if I have one regret, it is not seeing him sooner. I will never forget how much our Tuesdays together changed both our lives.